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Old November 11 2012, 01:16 AM   #35
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Re: Why can't Latinum be replicated?

Perhaps ANY replicated material has a unique energy signature, sort of like a replication watermark.

Natural Latinum obviously wouldn't have this energy signature and be valid as authentic currency, whereas replicated Latinum could be easily recognised by this watermark signature and not have any real-world value whatsoever.

Perhaps that's what makes Latinum more valuable than, say, diamond, because the replicator watermark is so radically different from Latinum's natural energy signature, it's very very easy to detect whether Latinum is natural or replicated.
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